LEARN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE WITH NIHONGO ICHIBAN
Welcome to NIHONGO ICHIBAN – the leading BLOG about the Japanese language. With more than 1000 pages of free contents we are the largest site about hiragana & katakana, kanji, grammar, vocabulary and information about the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT N5 – JLPT N1).
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How to start learning Japanese
- A students voice about his experience learning Japanese since March 2011
Japanese Language lessons & tests
Reading & Writing Japanese
Did you know that kanji are made of components also called radicals? Start learning the radicals and kanji will immediately start looking more familiar. As a consequence you also will be able to memorize kanji much easier and faster.
Japanese Vocabulary & glossaries
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
If you want to verify or certify your Japanese language skills the JLPT is THE test to pass. It is organized by the Japan Foundation and can be taken in many countries around the world. There are five levels with N5 being the easiest and N1 being the most advanced, which also certifies that your language skills are sufficient to apply for a Japanese university. At NIHONGO ICHIBAN we provide extensive material for each level of the JLPT.
Check out the schedule for the next JLPT in YOUR country.
Resources for learning Japanese
On top of our own contents we provide an ever growing list of resources on learning Japanese. We started a global directory of Japanese language schools, collect the websites on Japan and its language and also screen the best books for learning Japanese.